Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Blog Hop Day #3:


Thank you for joining us for day three of the Scrap-Mart Holiday Blog Hop! We'll be celebrating all things Christmas this week and want to thank you for joining us.



This blog hop has been brought to you by some fabulous companies such as:


Each of the generous manufacturers will have prizes for you along the way so be sure to visit and complete the hop each day from Dec. 5th through Dec. 10th to be eligible to win.  If you are just joining in, be sure to head over to the Scrap-Mart blog to start the hop from the beginning.

For my project today, I decided to make a present for another crafty friend of mine.

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Since one of her favorite "go-to" adhesives (besides our Scrap Happy Glue of course) are the little adhesive dots, this will make the perfect gift for her.

Well did you know you can make any size adhesive dots you like with the Scrap Happy Glue???  Yes you can! So with that and the fact that she loves to have pretty things on her desk, I thought I would make her very own adhesive dot container!

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This project was so much fun and easy to boot. For further details on how to make the dots, watch Melissa's fabulous "how-to" video.



So let's get started on making those last minute gifts. . . First we need to make the adhesive dots for the insert.

First cut 1 inch strips of parchment or freezer paper and adhere the dull sides together to make it two-sided. Then tape together at the ends to make it the length you want.

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Next squeeze the Scrap Happy Glue onto the parchment strips according to the video guidelines. You can make these any size/shape you wish.

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Next wind the adhesive dots onto a recycled glue dot spent spindle.

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Now for the fun part!  Decorating the box. I used a glue dot box and traced around it to make a template.

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I used kraft cardstock for my base and Pink Paisley paper stamped with our I-987 18th Century Proclamation stamp using the G-101 You’re So Fine Glitter in Silver Medal.

I then stamped my sentiment from the J-1095 Fabulous Phrases set and matted it with coordinating cardstock.

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Did you notice the extra sparkle around the edges?  Well if you’ve ever wanted to apply a bit of sparkle to the edges without have to wait YEARS for it to try . . . then try this technique.

First place a small of glue onto a stamping block.

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Then using an applicator such as a makeup sponge, apply to edges of cardstock.

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Wait a minute or two for the glue to get tacky then simply rub the You’re So Fine Glitter into the glue and that’s it!

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No waiting for the glue to dry. Once you’ve rubbed it in, you can keep on working. LOVE IT!!

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Isn’t that gorgeous????? Now I’m going to have to glitter EVERYTHING!

Here’s the back of the box. I used the I-984 Pattern Royale stamp set with the Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink along with S-113 Steampunk Charity Wings set on the back.

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Check out the glitter on the bird!  That technique works on so many different shapes too.

Here are the side views:

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I used the 121007 Silver Jellie dots to add sparkle to each of the side.

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and finally the top:

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I hope you like my adhesive dots gift box tutorial and are inspired to make your crafty friends their very own box this holiday season!

Supplies Used:




We hope you've enjoyed the hop so far and are inspired to create more holiday goodness this year!

Prize Information:

Don't forget to leave a comment here on The Rubber Cafe blog each day of the hop to be eligible for a $25 Gift Certificate to our online store! Earn extra entries for liking us on Facebook and following our blog if you haven't already. Be sure to let us know in your comments if you are taking advantage of the extra entries. Winners will be announced via our blog and Facebook on Monday, December 12, 2011.

Your next stop on the blog hop is: Canvas Corp

Happy Blog Hoppin!

81 comments:

Debc06 said...

Great gift. Thanks for the tutorial on making glue dots as well as the glitter tips. I am a Facebook fan and would like the extra entry. Tfs.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail.com

Anonymous said...

A very pretty box anyone would want to receive.
Granni Jan in Ohio

Miriam Prantner said...

What a pretty box. Thanks for all the great tips on putting it together and decorating it. I'm sure your friend will love it!

Sharman said...

Thank you for the tutorial. Very pretty gift box.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

very pretty box. Lots of work, but the payoff is nice!

Polly said...

I absolutely love this idea from the glue dots to repurposing the empty box. It is deliciously done! gonna be doin this.

Marge said...

WOW -- who knew I could make my own glue dots -- what a fabulous, thrifty idea?!!! LOVE that stunning gift box!!!

Texas JennyWren said...

Love your project. Beautiful AND that you gave us so many technique tips - like making our own glue dots and how to use the glue by getting it tacky before adding the glitter. TFS. I am a facebook fan and would like an extra entry please.

Beverly said...

Thanks for sharing the glitter technique!

Cyndee Scholet said...

Great tutorial on glue dots, etc! It was very informative. It sounds like you have a great product.

Katie said...

What a great gift idea! Love the homemade glue dots tutorial!! TFS!

sharon g said...

I LOVE all of the details on this. Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks for the chance to win,
Denise roseyandbasil at yahoo.ca

marilyn said...

WOW - amazing creations and fabulous tips. Love learning new things.

B. Poteraj said...

That is just wonderful! So colorful and classic.

Naomi said...

I love everything about this gift box!

Raven said...

Prety box... dor the tips on making the glue dots and the rosettes.

Alice Carman said...

TFS. What a pretty box.

RED said...

Glue looks like a great product. Thanks for the demo.

Elin said...

Gorgeous!

DH said...

I'm sure she'll love the present!

Betsey in SC said...

Thank you for the tutorial on glue dots. Very pretty box.

Susan said...

Super cute projects and some great tips. thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

This is wonderful and I love that glitter idea. I know I will be making use of that helpful tip in the very near future!

Trisha said...

Thanks, Michelle. Your gift box is so beautiful. Somebody will be very happy with that. All your instructions are wonderful. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

What a great idea! TFS how you create this lovely gift!

Marda said...

Love all the ideas, so vintage looking and love pink. At least pink is showing on my monitor.

Marilyn C. said...

imagine - I can make my own glue dots - any size YAY! Thanks for the inspiration & I love your decorated box

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

LOVE your video...I am so going to put your glue and stick on my wish list for xmas this year...I am so tired of adhesives that don't stick and embellies that fall off!! Thank you for creating an awesome product line!!!
I'm a fb fan too!

McStamper said...

What a beautiful gift box and great instructions for making glue dots. Thanks for the ideas and prizes.

Efrat said...

Great tutorial. Thank you.

Chriss America Real said...

Oh this is so lovely! I wish we could win the project! I am in love with this box!

www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
america57@comcast.net

lisa808 said...

Very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! TYFS

Judy Stark

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

Wow Michele! Gorgeous box...and thanks for the share on making the glue dots...it'd be nice to have them premade! lol! I am of course a facebook fan! :) Happy Wednesday!

breland said...

Great tutorial. Will have to get your glue. The box would make a great gift.

susan m said...

What wonderful tips. Thank you for sharing them!

Anonymous said...

Great wy to recycle I love it Thank for a great idea !!!!
Kelly
Erie, KS

debb said...

This makes me smile too- oops went to comment and lost the video- see what happens when I try to multitask! backtracking....

Lorraine said...

Very pretty! and thank you for showing how to make the glue dots too!

marla said...

Super cute decorated box. I love all the sparkle and glitter. The flower was wonderful also!!

scrappyfrannine said...

great tutorial on glue dots.
thanks for sharing

Peggy said...

Great card. Love the video on all that your glue can do.
Christmas blessing,
Peggy Allen

Carolyn McCravy said...

Love that little box..who wouldn't love to get a gift in it or even as a gift!!

Becki said...

What a great gift idea. Love the pink!

TFS,

Becki
The Happy Card Encouragement Factory

celweb said...

What a great tutorial! The box is fabulous!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous box!!! Good to know about making dots too. :o)

Melissa said...

This is so beautiful!! I want one!! Great Job!

Boni said...

I didnt know that about the glue...Love this

Pamela said...

Very cute stuff. Love the tutorial.

Pamela said...

Love the stuff on here. The tutorial was great as well.

Wendy Crowe said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for the tutorial! It really helps to have a little help. :)

Designs By Sky said...

Love the box. I liked you on facebook and following your blog for the extra entries. Thanks

Linda Dale said...

Love this box idea. It is just so pretty. Your friend will have a great keepsake.
lindamilroy@hotmail.com

Gerlinde said...

Beautiful box! thank you for the tutorial too! Can't wait to make one!

Chris M said...

Thanks so much for showing how to make your own glue dots, that was awesome!!! Your box was just beautiful!!

Linda Carson said...

Oh WOW! What an amazing keepsake for your friend! Gorgeous!

Linda Carson said...

Oh WOW! What an amazing keepsake for your friend! Gorgeous!

Carol said...

Love this great project!


Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

eyes2theocean said...

Thank you for the tutorial. It's nic eto see how thing's are done. Lovely box. :) Sara Tanner

beadz said...

What a lovely box! Great job!

Pati said...

Wow! What a pretty & creative gift! Making your own glue dots, very cool. Glittering the edges of cs, very cool and sparkly! Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks, from a facebook fan!

DB said...

What a lucky friend, gorgeous box!

Sharon Peele said...

This is a aww and oww project!! I love the way you decorated your box!! and the tutorial is fantastic!!

Sharon Peele said...

I almost forgot I liked you on facebook, Thanks for the extra entry!!

seau said...

What a clever use of a glue dot box. Will have to try and make one myself. I have some of your glue will have to make some glue dots. thanks for all the great tips. I'm also a facebook fan of yours..

Patti Jo said...

Now that is great! What a fun way to make a special gift for a stamper friend! Thanks for the tutorial and the box turned out terrific!

McVic said...

Simply beautiful!!! Love that glitter- I need some now!
kacee

rush said...

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Jeneen said...

This project is so beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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Theresa said...

Liked the ideas for the box. And the video was very helpful. I had never heard of your products but I think I will have to try it out. Glue is one of my most important tools! I became a facebook fan today.

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful project/gift. Your friend will love it....the lucky girl. thanks for all the info on the glue dots! Fun hop!

Creative Skyy said...

absolutely gorgeous, I have to try this
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Olena said...

OMG! This is awesome! Love it! Olena

Erika B. said...

Can I just say how much I love the many uses of this glue?!? It is so wonderful and helps in creating beautiful things like these!

Rufus said...

I'd be thrilled to have this on my desktop, I'll bet she will be too! Thanks for the how to's on the glue dots and glitter.
R/

Deb Long said...

This is gorgeous, and I love the glittering tip!

Katherine said...

I love blog hops! It introduces me to blogs I never knew about. Thanks!

Clare D. said...

I love a great glue and have some RC glue! But it's always great to see your tutorials. thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

charli said...

Absolutely lovely!